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‘Gladly pay 5 cents’ for stronger bag

I recently returned from Oregon, where for 5 (5!) cents you can get a heavy duty grocery bag that advertises 125-plus uses before recycling. I would gladly pay 5 cents or more for a bag that...

‘Marie Curie’ compelling, engaging

I just attended the performance of “The Half-Life of Marie Curie” by the Merely Players. The two-person cast of Maureen May as Sarah Choszczyk and Hertha Ayrton as Marie Curie was simply mag...

DHS’ ‘Anastasia’ superb

I recently attended a production of “Anastasia,” performed by the Durango High School Troupe 1096. It rates five stars! The actors, singing, stage props, lighting, etcetera –superb and thoro...

Turner’s congrats letter ‘matters’

Thank you, Jack Turner, for your gracious letter to the editor, congratulating your opponents and wishing them success. It matters. Kim Martin Hesperus ...

Inverted-U bike racks way to go

The recent article in The Durango Herald on soaring bicycle thefts in Durango mentions bike racks only in passing. Bike theft is largely a crime of opportunity. Strong bike locks such a Kry...

Take cleanup to ‘next level’

I read with amusement Jason Mietchen’s letter regarding the City Council members’ responsibility to personally pay for the Purple Cliffs cleanup. I think he should take his efforts to the ne...

Travel with carbon monoxide detector

Tourists have been found mysteriously dead in their hotel rooms while on vacation. This could have been avoided by packing a new carbon monoxide detector with a new battery in their travel b...

'Kudos’ for picking up poop

As a day custodian at Needham Elementary School for most of this first two-plus months of school, it's been part of my responsibility to help maintain the grounds. As many may know, our grou...

‘Humbled, honored by support’

Thank you to all who voted in La Plata County for the professional roles, of which the county treasurer is one. I am honored to serve another four years in this role. I have, and will contin...

‘Anybody else upset' about cleanup?

It is going to cost La Plata County and Durango taxpayers $374,241 to clean up trash at Purple Cliffs. Is anybody else upset about the waste? Why are taxpayers being forced to pay for the mi...

Amending easements ‘break promise’

In regard to the news story on Sept. 9 in The Durango Herald about the potential for e-bikes in Horse Gulch, they are not allowed. Conservation easements have been around for at least 130 ye...

‘Useless drivel, petty piety’

Single-use plastic grocery bag fees. It's all hoodwinking. Oddly, you can go into any large outlet and grab as many cases of water, bottled in plastic, wrapped in plastic – all single use – ...
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